The following are just a few of the growing number of resources dedicated to the LGBTQ+ community:
Center for Family Services/SERV
Services Empowering Rights of Victims (SERV) offers support to survivors of domestic and sexual violence and human trafficking in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and other sexual and gender minority (LGBTQ+) communities. Services include a 24-hour hotline, counseling, support groups, and educational trainings.
The Gender and Sexuality Development Program
Based at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the Gender and Sexuality Development Program provides psychosocial and medical care for children and their families.
JFCS of Southern NJ
Jewish Family & Children's Services of Southern New Jersey provides a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment for members of the LGBTQ community throughout their lives. In addition to counseling services and sensitivity training, JFCS also offers three support groups: LGBT Aging With Pride for older adults, Project Rainbow for LGBTQ+ Teens (and allies) in grades nine through 12, and Project Rainbow for Tweens (and allies) in grades six through eight.
Kaleidoscope is a community-based Gay-Straight Alliance. Kaleidoscope offers monthly student-led meetings in a safe, supportive environment for LGBTQ+ and allied teens to gather, socialize, organize, and help each other. As the only youth-centric LGBTQ program in South Jersey, this center fills a void in the community for teens who are exploring their sexuality/gender identity/expression.
LGBTQ+ Ally at CMSRU
This student-run group at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University is committed to fostering an environment in which diversity is celebrated among students, faculty, staff, and the Camden community. They strive to educate the medical community about the unique challenges faced by members of the LGBTQ+ community through activities such as professional development, monthly literature review, and networking events with surrounding medical and graduate schools. This group provides a safe place for all voices to be heard, and welcomes anyone interested in LGBTQ issues, whether they identify with this community or are an ally.
LUCY Outreach: Haven LGBTQIA+ Support Group
Haven welcomes all LGBTQIA+ youth and allies to have a safe space for programming and conversations. Haven provides a safe, accepting, and welcoming environment to enhance the personal growth of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning youth and young adults, ages 12 to 19, in Camden City and throughout the County. Haven advocates for community awareness and acceptance of young people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Haven provides LGBTQIA+ youth with positive role models, promotes their self-esteem, and advocates with and for the youth to be accepted and embraced by the larger community.
The Philadelphia-based Mazzoni Center provides comprehensive health and wellness services to the LGBTQ+ community.
The PFLAG Network – with more than 400 chapters across the country, including one in Collingswood, NJ – provides confidential peer support, education, and advocacy to LGBTQ+ people, their parents and families, and allies.
A Philadelphia-based social impact organization, QSpaces works to promote health equity for members of the LGBTQ+ community by helping them find safe, competent and affordable health care and wellness resources.
The Trevor Lifeline
Part of the Trevor Project, the Trevor Lifeline provides counseling 24 hours a day / 7 days a week for anyone in the LGBTQ+ community who is in crisis, contemplating suicide or needs a safe environment to talk.
William Way LGBT Community Center
The William Way LGBT Community Center encourages, supports, and advocates for the well-being and acceptance of sexual and gender minorities in the Greater Philadelphia region through service, recreational, educational, and cultural programming.
World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)
WPATH is a non-profit professional and education organization that is dedicated to evidence-based care, education, research, public policy, and respect in transgender health.
Name/Gender/Sex Adjustments on Legal Documents
- Legal Info and Name/Gender Changes (UCSF Transgender Care)
- Name Changes on New Jersey Driver's License (NJ Motor Vehicle Commission)
- Changing Gender Identity on Vital Records in New Jersey (NJ Department of Health)